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Monday, 13 April 2015

Happy 40th!

Hello there my crafting friends, good to have you visit my little blog today, I do appreciate your visit and I do hope you come back to visit again.

May I give a warm welcome to my newest followers, International Directory and Donna, welcome aboard, its good to have you here.

It was my friends 40th Birthday today so I made this card for her:

I started by taking a sheet of the 'Leather Look' card and inking all over it with just two colours, blending them as best as I could, I chose Crushed Olive & Peacock Feathers (two of my favourite distress inks), Crushed Olive ended up looking like a Yellow once they were blended together as obviously along with the Peacock Feathers they made another Green. I loved the final look on this and I have managed to use it for three/four cards so you will probably be sick of it by the time I have finished lol!

After blending I dropped a few water drops over it, then added glue dots and heat embossed with embossing enamel, these are the little specks of White & Gold you can see, the whole sheet had a very light dusting of glitter from the embossing enamel.

I had my basic 7"X7" White card base, I cut to size a sheet of A4 White card and embossed it with a stencil and matted this onto the base.

With the colour blended card I die cut an Art Deco Swirl and cut a panel. The panel I matted onto some Green satin card and attached this to the right side of the card adding the Art Deco Swirl to the left of it.

I printed off a verse and die cut this out using Gold Labels Four that I had inked up with Peacock Feathers first, this I attached on the front of the card with Foam Tape.

I decorated the inside with a piece of Pearlescent Teal Card adding a strip of the blended card down the edge to match the front.

Items Used :

Basic White 7"X7" card
Printed Heaven leather Look Cream card
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Crushed Olive & Peacock Feathers
Sailor Roller -Ball Glue pen
Stampendous Embossing Enamel Shabby Green
Crafts Too Art Deco Swirl Die
Create and Craft Satin Card Green
Clarity Stencil Tangle
Spellbinders Imperial Gold, Gold Lables Four
Verse from Internet

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. A lovely card Jacquie, I hope your friend likes it. Lovely sunny colours. Janice xxx

  2. A beautiful card and a lovely sentiment., hazel,x

  3. Looks lovey, I,m sure she will love it, xxx

  4. Brilliant card, love the colours, the sentiment and the great design.
    Have a great day
    Patricia x

  5. Such a pretty card Jacquie and Im sure your friend loved it. Christine xx

  6. Oh my gosh, I just love Crushed Olive and Peacock feathers together! Stunning Jacquie! The flourish is beautiful, such a lovely birthday card! hugs :)

  7. Delightful and happy card, cute stamp and added lovelies as
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  8. Very nice and unusual colours for me but they are very good together I'm sure it be well loved

  9. A fabulous card Jacquie, your inked background is beautiful.

  10. Hi Jacquie
    Oooh, the colours are right up my street. Love the texture as well.
    I bet your chum was thrilled to bits with this.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x


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